In case you haven’t already noticed, there is no education page this year. This means every Wednesday, there is not a designated page labeled “Education” at the top.
While this may sounds like a bad thing, it’s really not so bad. In fact, I feel education coverage is getting more attention than ever before.
Last year having an education page was like being the editor of a weekly newspaper. The page was a place where Students in the News had its designated corner and the “feature of the week” held its rightful place at the top. I could move things where I wanted on the page and type my own headlines. Preparing the page on Tuesdays was hectic at times, but made my day go by very quickly. But in hindsight, the creativity I thought I had was, in reality, a little stifled.Â I only had one page to fill and the page only came out on Wednesdays, meaning stories that happened Thursday had to wait until the following Wednesday to get published.
This year, while there is no Wednesday education page, all education stories are placed into the regular newspaper, which usually means front page. Now stories are more timely and space issues don’t seem as common. Students in the News and a majority of the education briefs have recently been placed in the Sunday newspaper, which has a larger readership.
While it was sad to see my familiar education page disappear, it turns out it was a good thing.
If you have any thoughts about what should be covered regarding the subject of education, let me know! E-mail at email@example.com.